California Tax Forms for 2015 and 2016

Tax-Rates.org provides free access to printable PDF versions of the most popular California tax forms. Be sure to verify that the form you are downloading is for the correct year. Keep in mind that some states will not update their tax forms for 2016 until January 2017.

If the form you are looking for is not listed here, you will be able to find it on the California 's tax forms page (see the citations at the bottom of this page).

Free Printable California Income Tax Nonresident Income Tax Return
11/-0001
Form 540NR - Nonresident Income Tax Return
Nonresidents of California who need to file income taxes in the state need to file form 540NR for any California income taxes. Nonresidents do not need to file the typical Form 540.
Free Printable California Income Tax Form 540ES Instruction Booklet
11/-0001
Form 540ES Instructions - Form 540ES Instruction Booklet
This printable booklet contains instructions for filling out and filing form 540ES, the self employment tax voucher form. If you are self employed or do not have sufficient taxes withheld from your income, you need to file form 540ES.
Free Printable California Income Tax Estimated Quarterly Tax Payment
11/-0001
Form 540ES - Estimated Quarterly Tax Payment
Form 540ES includes four estimated tax payment vouchers for use by individuals who must file quarterly estimated tax payments. If you are self employed or do not have taxes withheld from your salary, you may need to file form 540ES.
Free Printable California Income Tax Individual Income Tax Return
11/-0001
Form 5402EZ - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 5402ez is a simplified tax form for individuals who don't have many complex taxes to file for.
Free Printable California Income Tax California 540 Form Instruction Booklet
11/-0001
Form 540-540A Instructions - California 540 Form Instruction Booklet
This document contains the official instructions for filling out your California Form 540/540A. Use this booklet to help you fill out and file Form 540 or 540A.
Free Printable California Income Tax Individual Income Tax Return
11/-0001
Form 540 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 540 is the general-purpose income tax return form for California residents. It covers the most common credits and is also the most used tax form for California residents. Part-time or nonresident filers must instead file form 540NR.
Free Printable California Income Tax Tax Refund Request
11/-0001
Form 3581 - Tax Refund Request
If you qualify for a refund, you need to file Form 3581. You must file Form 3581 to request payment or transfer of overpaid income tax funds.
Free Printable California Tax Table
California Tax Table - Printable tax table and quick reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable California datasheet including an income tax table, a list of California tax deductions, important URLs and mailing addresses, and more.
Additional Resources: